A little simpler and smaller than the fore and aft engine that Rudy Kouhoupt also made and donated, this model makes for a nice looking marine steam engine. This small engine would have typically been used to power a small boat or launch. It is self-starting, meaning that it starts running as soon as air pressure is applied, no matter where the pistons and crankshaft are. Watch the engine running in the video below.

Another look at the two-cylinder marine engine.

Exhibit added: November 25, 2023 - Last modified: January 29, 2024

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